The freedom of riding your bike is one life’s great pleasures and is something to be encouraged.
But regardless of whether you’re new to the bike, returning after a break or have many years experience, our advanced riding courses can make you a better rider and bring even greater enjoyment to your ride.
The statistics speak for themselves – in a recent IAM study, participants said that after joining the IAM and completing the Skills for Life course:
It all starts with a quick call or email to Helen, our Group Secretary, to register your interest.
Alternatively, we meet almost every Sunday morning at St Michaels Street petrol station at 10am – please pop along for a chat to one of our observers to find out more about joining up as an associate member.
Email – email@example.com
Call – 07707 035518
I initially became interested in Advanced Driving as I thought it would be a good achievement to have “under your belt”. I then heard that a friend had recently become an observer and it all spiralled from there. The first drive was slightly daunting and I had a lot to take. It also highlighted a few habits I had picked up that we would have to remedy.
After the initial drive it just got better and better along with the enjoyment and safety of my driving. I could basically see my driving style changing after each session with my Observer. It is after all quite exciting driving to the same system adopted by the Police. People need to understand that it’s not about driving slowly and going out for nice Sunday drives, it really can bring enjoyment to your driving and totally opens your eyes.
On the day of my test I was understandably nervous, but the tester, who I may add, was a pleasant down to earth chap put me at ease from the very beginning. I just applied all my newly found driving skills and incorporated them as per my usual sessions with my Observer. Understandably I was elated when I had found out I had past, a real achievement.
Since passing the test I have gone on to become an Observer myself and now have my own Associates. I have also enjoyed trips to Tulliallan Police College which has been a grand experience. I would advise any driver who enjoys there driving to take up the Skill for Life course as it will certainly increase your enjoyment and make you altogether a safer driver”. – Noel